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The Aviator (1985)

A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Ernest K. Gann (based upon the book by) (as Ernest Gann), Marc Norman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Edgar Anscombe
Rosanna Arquette ... Tillie Hansen
Jack Warden ... Moravia
Sam Wanamaker ... Bruno Hansen
Scott Wilson ... Jerry Stiller
Tyne Daly ... Evelyn Stiller
Marcia Strassman ... Rose Stiller
Will Hare ... Old Man
Robert Pierce ... Student Pilot
Glenn Neufeld Glenn Neufeld ... George Hansen
Frano Lasic Frano Lasic ... Daniel Hansen
Ron Travis Ron Travis ... Probosky
Jeff Harding ... Carson
Paul Reid Roman Paul Reid Roman ... Counterman
Paul Lichtman Paul Lichtman ... Customer
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A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

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He is a veteran pilot, a man who has seen and done it all... But now, for the first time, he has a passenger. And his greatest adventure is about to begin...

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Aviador See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

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Gross USA:

$1,304,192
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The picture was the second romantic period film that Christopher Reeve made in five years. The first had been Somewhere in Time (1980). Reeve once said: "I felt it would be interesting to play an old-fashioned story like The Aviator (1985) without being too sentimental. The film works on several levels, certainly as a survival picture with beautiful scenery and exciting action, but also on human terms as a man is cut off from his feelings and soul." See more »

Goofs

The Boeing Stearman plane used in the film had his maiden flight in 1936. It can't have flown in the early 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Moravia: [on the phone] I think that someday the world will be entirely populated with bureaucrats such as yourself because the real people will do away with themselves out of frustration!
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A good view of the birth of commercial aviation
5 January 2008 | by wlbSee all my reviews

Few people know that Christopher Reeve was also an aviation enthusiast who had his own Beechcraft Baron. And he transferred that enthusiasm to his screen persona, an ex WW1 pilot who, scarred by an incident, goes on to flying mail planes in the early 1920s.

Roseanne Arquette played the spoiled rich girl who becomes his first passenger.

They crash land in the Nevada mountains and the rest of the movie concerns their survival and both of their personal transformations.

If you'd like to get a good idea about the birth of commercial flying I'd recommend the movie.


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